US recognizes its relationship with Fiji Fisheries
March 13, 2019 5:46 am
The United States recognizes its on-going relationship with Fiji Fisheries.
Charge d’ Affaires for the US Embassy, Michael Goldman says they’re adamant that both countries will work towards further development and collaboration.
In a courtesy visit yesterday – to the Fisheries Minister, Goldman discussed areas in which they will be able to assist the ministry.
Discussions focused on US assistance through quad support for surveillance.
Since Fiji are signatories to the Ship Rider Agreement, discussions were also on the areas in which Fiji would need assistance not only in capacity building and training but support of assets – to conduct surface patrols in the internal and archipelagic waters.
Goldman says the US is ready to support Fiji in areas of sustainable fisheries management, technical support and is open to discuss on areas of operation and assistance.